Software outsourcing to Mexico is the booming smart trend. Nearshoring to Mexico gathers all the advantages of software development offshoring in general: Cultural and geographical proximity, close time zones, stable dollar-peso rate, and a very large pool of well-educated developers and engineers.

For those of us who still value a direct, IRL contact with our business partner, managing a whole project 100% remotely – even with a nearshore team – feels odd and not trustworthy enough. Some of us are ready to pay more just to have someone to meet and talk with, someone to introduce to other stakeholders of our project to help us backup our ideas, and someone with a legal structure in the US to share the same legal framework and punch each other legally if necessary.

The ideal scenario?

  • A US-based software vendor with development offices in Mexico
  • A Mexican software vendor with a regional office near yours in the USA

Any of those two scenario put back the true meaning of “near” in the neologism “nearshore”.

Software companies in the Bay Area with development centers in Mexico?

The San Francisco Bay Area is packed with software development companies. While the idea to nearshore to Mexico is excellent, the process to look for software companies in the Bay Area with development centers in Mexico is tenuous. The main business directories in this industry such as Clutch.co do not compile their data this way, turning the process of identifying the companies you are looking for extremely time-consuming.

As we were writing a piece on that very specific topic (Nearshoring like you were in the house), it occurred to us that such a list needed to exist somewhere on the Web. Without further ado, here is our Top 10 of software companies in the San Francisco Bay Area with development centers in Mexico.

  • Note 1: We do not mention large software vendors with international offices including Mexico to favor a full focus on Mexico-centric software development companies. Feel free to add your own in the comments if we forgot to mention it.
  • Note 2: We organized this list in alphabetical order. We did not compare those companies in any way. We just double-checked that they had at least one office in the San Francisco Bay Area, and a significant delivery center in Mexico.

1. Amplemind

Website: Amplemind.com

Founded: 2011

MX offices (1): Guadalajara

Projects:

  • E-commerce development for Folklor.co
  • Android application for Pitz
  • Coaching app for Fitpass

Employees: 25 (according to LinkedIn)

Key persons:

  • Angel López (CEO)

AmpleMind software development san francisco bay area mexico

2. Blue Trail Software

Website: Bluetrail.software

Founded: 2012

MX offices (3): Tepatitlán, Guadalajara, Querétaro

Projects:

  • IoT platform development for Samsung
  • Navigation and map applications for Marin County
  • Video system of Ring connected doorbell

Employees: 76 (according to LinkedIn)

Key persons:

  • Rémi Vespa (Founder-President)
  • Rosalba Reynoso (Founder-CEO)

Blue Trail Software software development san francisco bay area mexico

3. iTexico

Website: Itexico.com

Founded: 2010

MX offices (3): Aguascalientes, Guadalajara, Cancún

Projects:

  • Development of CHI’s single portal for dealers
  • Monin mobile application
  • Security testing for Carbon Black

Employees: 299 (according to LinkedIn)

Key persons:

  • Anurag Kumar (CEO)
iTexico software development san francisco bay area mexico

4. Making Sense

Website: Makingsense.com

Founded: 2006

MX offices (1): Mexico City

Projects:

  • Suite of medical apps for Opya 
  • Officers on the Field app for DigitalBlue
  • AgTech dairy management application for VAS

Employees: 195 (according to LinkedIn)

Key persons:

  • César Donofrio (Founder-CEO)
  • Damián Donofrio (Founder-President)
Making Sense software development san francisco bay area mexico

5. Nearsoft

Website: Nearsoft.com

Founded: 2006 (belongs to Indecomm since 2017)

MX offices (3): Hermosillo, Mexico City, Chihuahua

Projects:

  • Testing for UrbanSitter
  • Enhance OpenTable sign up process
  • Global development for loyalty-program software Switchfly

Employees: 335 (according to LinkedIn)

Key persons:

  • Roberto Martinez (CEO)
Nearsoft software development san francisco bay area mexico

6. Presidency Solutions

Website: Presidencyinc.com

Founded: 2006

MX offices (1): Guadalajara

Projects:

  • NC
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Employees: 28 (according to LinkedIn)

Key persons:

  • Raj Mohan (CEO)
Presidency Solutions software development san francisco bay area mexico

7. Smarttie

Website: Smarttie.ca

Founded: 2015

MX offices (1): Guadalajara

Projects:

  • E-commerce development solutions

Employees: 12 (according to LinkedIn)

Key persons:

  • Angel López (CEO)
Smarttie software development san francisco bay area mexico

8. Software Next Door

Website: Softwarenextdoor.com

Founded: 2009

MX offices (1): Querétaro

Projects:

  • New application platform for UCSF
  • Water chemicals management device for Digital Concepts Inc
  • Modernizing Appeal Hearing Conferencing for New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions

Employees: 32 (according to LinkedIn)

Key persons:

  • Dan Federman (CEO)
Software Next Door software development san francisco bay area mexico

9. Tekton Labs

Website: Tektonlabs.com

Founded: 2008

MX offices (1): Mexico City

Projects:

  • Home design digital solution for Promart
  • Twitter/Facebook app for Alianza Lima/Nike
  • Image-to-emoji app for Worry Free Labs

Employees: 75 (according to LinkedIn)

Key persons:

  • Kenneth López (CEO)
Tekton Labs software development san francisco bay area mexico

10. Wizeline

Website: Wizeline.com 

Founded: 2014

MX offices (3): Mexico City, Guadalajara, Quéretaro

Projects:

  • Chatbot built for the Rugby World Cup Seven
  • Redesign of the Trojan Game Day Experience for USC
  • Development of 3D-printed glasses for Fitz Frames.

Employees: 541 (according to LinkedIn)

Key persons:

  • Bismarck Lepe (Founder-CEO)
Wizeline software development san francisco bay area mexico

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